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Module 1.1 - Configure and apply BIOS Settings

Module 1.2 - Differentiate Between Motherboards

Module 1.3 - Compare and Contrast RAM

Module 1.4 - Install and Configure Expansion Cards

Module 1.5 - Install and Configure Storage Devices

Module 1.6 - Differentiate CPU Types

Module 1.7 - Compare Connection Interfaces

Module 1.8 - Install Appropriate Power Supply

Module 1.9 - Custom Configurations

Module 1.10 - Evaluate Display Devices

Module 1.11 - Identify Connectors & Cables

Module 1.12 - Install Peripheral Devices

Module 2.1 - Network Cables and Connectors

Module 2.2 - Characteristics or Connectors / Cables

Module 2.3 - TCP/IP

Module 2.4 - Common TCP and UDP

Module 2.5 - Wireless Standards / Encryption

Module 2.6 - Install and Configure a SOHO Router

Module 2.7 - Internet Connection Types / Features

Module 2.8 - Identify Network Types

Module 2.9 - Compare Network Devices

Module 2.10 - Use Appropriate Networking Tools

Module 3.1 - Laptop Hardware and Components

Module 3.2 - Compare Laptop Display Types

Module 3.3 - Compare Laptop Features

Module 4.1 - Printer Imaging Processes

Module 4.2 - Install / Configure Printers

Module 4.3 - Printer Maintenance

Module 5.1 - Appropriate Safety Procedures

Module 5.2 - Environmental Impacts / Controls

Module 5.3 - Communication & Professionalism

Module 5.4 - Dealing with Prohibited Content

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Module 1.1 - Windows Operating Systems

Module 1.2 - Installing & Configuring Operating Systems

Module 1.3 - Screen Capture Labs

Module 1.4 - OS Features - Administrative Tools

Module 1.5 - Control Panel

Module 1.6 - Network Connections on Client Desktop

Module 1.7 - Preventative Maintenance Tools

Module 1.8 - OS Security Settings

Module 1.9 - Virtualization

Module 2.1 - Security

Module 2.2 - Security Threats

Module 2.3 - Securing A Work Station Best Practices

Module 2.4 - Data Destruction Methods

Module 2.5 - Securing a Wireless Network

Module 2.6 - Securing Home Office Wired Network

Module 3.1 - Mobile Operating Systems

Module 3.2 - Configuring Network Connectivity and Email on Mobile

Module 3.3 - Securing Mobile Devices

Module 3.4 - Tablets vs Laptops

Module 3.5 - Mobile Device Synchronization

Module 4.1 - Troubleshooting Theory

Module 4.2 - Motherboard, RAM, CPU and Power Issues

Module 4.3 - Troubleshooting Hard Drives and RAID Arrays

Module 4.4 - Troubleshooting Display Issues

Module 4.5 - Troubleshooting Wireless and Wired Connections

Module 4.6 - Troubleshooting Operating System Problems

Module 4.7 - Troubleshooting Security Issues

Module 4.8 - Troubleshooting Laptop Issues

Module 4.9 - Troubleshooting Printers

Exam Module

Laptop Hardware: Speakers, Motherboards & CPU

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Laptop Hardware: Speakers, Motherboards & CPU

Most laptops come with speakers built in to the motherboard; it’s an all-in-one appliance.  Speakers may blow out, get damaged or require some rewiring and may be multiple speakers rather than just one set.

The system board comes in all shapes and sizes and all are specific to the make, model even for one OEM.  Their layouts vary, they chipsets vary, and everything is unique and equally difficult to access because the compartment is so compact.

And since swapping out and replacing the motherboard is a last ditch effort to save the laptop, and it’s the most expensive repair to make on a laptop, serious consideration and comparison of all your options should be taken against the expense of replacing the laptop itself.

The CPU is subject to overheating particularly when the exhaust port is blocked or covered, say for example if we have the notebook on our lap and it gets hot, and we know the heat synch is working properly.

There are laptop cooling pads that are standalone devise or have a USB connection.  But regardless, they all function pretty much the same way in that they supplement the notebooks fan with additional fan cooling which draws the heat away by being placed underneath the laptop unit between the laptop and the surface its [normally] sits on.

ALWAYS POWER OFF AND REMOVE THE BATTERY before attempting any repair!

Again, all laptop Makes and Models repairs are determined by the OEM, research will help you assess whether or not components can be easily swapped out and repaired, can use universal replacement parts or must be purchased from the OEM to assure the correct fit.

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